The table below looks at the statistics for the 1st Line Support Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 1st Line Support Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support Technician
Rank 249 225 237
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +12
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Technician 9 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.092% 0.035% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.038% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 2
Average hourly rate £11.35 £11.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.30% +15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.35 £9.63 £10.16
% change year-on-year
+17.92% -5.28%
1st Line Support Technician
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8981 7849 7624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.31% 91.97% 92.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4988 4174 3698
Average daily rate £375 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 442 656
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

1st Line Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 1st Line Support Technician in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

1st Line Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

1st Line Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 1st Line Support Technician across the South East region.

1st Line Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in the South East

1st Line Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 1st Line Support Technician across the South East region.

1st Line Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

1st Line Support Technician
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support Technician within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -13 9 - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
1st Line Support Technician
England

1st Line Support Technician
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited 1st Line Support Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 1st Line Support Technician in their job title.

1 11 (73.33%) MS Office
2 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery

1st Line Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited 1st Line Support Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 1st Line Support Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 11 (73.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Wireless
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) HP